[Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-26558964 by Anne-Marie Tomchak.]
Nigeria has protested to South Africa about a “merciless attack” by police on one of its nationals in Cape Town, its foreign ministry has said.
An amateur video on social media sites purportedly shows the man being stripped, assaulted and handcuffed by policemen and security guards. Read more
A video showing a Nigerian man being brutally attacked by uniformed police in South Africa has sparked public outrage.
The footage, which was posted to social media, led to the suspension and arrest of two police officers and prompted a heated discussion about South Africa’s attitudes towards immigrants. Read more
[Source: http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/richmond-murders-3-arrested-1.1656229 by Sihle Mlambo & Sherlissa Peters.]
Durban – A farm worker and two others have been arrested for the murder of an elderly couple and their son at their Richmond smallholding at the weekend.
Eckhardt Schutte, who turned 77 on Sunday, was shot with his wife, Elizabeth, 66, and their 33-year-old son Lutz, who had just arrived from Germany to visit his father for his birthday. Read more
In theory, South Africa’s national and provincial elections, to be held on May 7, should give the opposition its best opportunity to date to erode support for the African National Congress (ANC) and to advance a realignment of South African politics. Read more
Media coverage of the Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill of 2013 (the Investment Bill) has focused on its role in replacing South Africa’s bilateral investment treaties with various European states. Representatives of these countries have broken their usual diplomatic silence to warn against the reduced protection it gives investors from their states. However, the true significance of the Bill goes very much beyond this. Read more
58 780 000 (mid 2019 estimate)
3.7% y/y in October 2019 (CPI) & +4.1 y/y in September 2019 (PPI)
3.1% q/q (2nd quarter of 2019)
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